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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Reservoir Land Management Plan

Reservoir Land Management Plans (RLMPs) effectively guide land use approvals, private water use facility permitting, and resource management decisions on TVA-managed public land.

Beaver Creek Reservoir is one of seven tributary reservoirs included in the Northeastern Tributary RLMPs project, which was approved by the TVA Board of Directors in June 2010.

Beaver Creek Dam and Reservoir was created to provide flood protection and recreation for the Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, area. Beaver Creek is a flood detention dam with no permanent reservoir pool and is situated in Washington County, Virginia.

The bridge over Beaver Creek forms part of the walking trail near the dam. The nearby city-managed park offers walking trails that ramble back and forth across the creek and dam area. The park also includes soccer and softball fields, as well as a picnic area and campground.


The scope of the Beaver Creek RLMP is 290.0 acres of the 4,932 total acres of TVA public land in the Northeastern Tributary RLMP. The Beaver Creek RLMP contains a regional overview, information about the environment around the reservoir and descriptions of each parcel of land. Beaver Creek Reservoir property is divided into three parcels, and each parcel is assigned a single land use allocation zone. Descriptions of the allowable land uses within each land planning zone are available here.

Beaver Creek Reservoir Land Management Plan (PDF)


Use the GIS Viewer Map to find individual parcels and land use allocations for TVA reservoir property.  Click on individual parcels to find out more information about a piece of TVA property.  Please note that parcel descriptions are included in the interactive map viewer for convenience, but may have been altered from the original description due to character length restrictions.  Please reference the appropriate Reservoir Land Management Plan for the complete parcel descriptions.  Also, please note that parcel descriptions are representative of the time in which the plans were written; some information may be out of date such as available facilities or names of commercial operations.

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How to Use the Map Viewer (PDF)

Land Allocation Acreage

TVA land around Beaver Creek Reservoir has been allocated for certain land
uses as summarized in the table below.

Allocation Designation*



Zone 2

Project Operations



Zone 3

Sensitive Resource Management



Zone 4

Natural Resource Conservation



Zone 5




Zone 6

Developed Recreation



Zone 7

Shoreline Access






*Zone 1 is Non-TVA Shoreland with TVA land rights and does not change as a result of the lands planning process.

Environmental Review

TVA’s land planning methodology incorporates the environmental review process established under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their proposed projects on the human and natural environment before final decisions are made.

Northeastern Tributary Reservoirs Environmental Review (PDF)

It is important to note that RLMPs are programmatic plans that designate potential allowable land uses as defined in the land use zone definitions and do not involve specific land actions. TVA would complete an appropriate site-specific environmental review prior to proposed development or activity on TVA public land.